Soup? For game day? Don’t look so surprised! Game Day Soup is actually the best kind of sports celebratory snack; loaded with the best flavors of a classic appetizer. In this case, it has the creamy, hearty goodness of baked potatoes or potato skins, and it’s topped with melty cheese and succulent bacon crumbles. Mmm, it’s warm and so savory! Maybe Game Day Soup will be the MVP of your table!

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For the soup:

  • 4 cups potato, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Optional toppings:

  • cheese, of your choice, to taste, shredded
  • bacon, to taste, cooked and crumbled
  • scallions, to taste, chopped


Step 1 –Add the potatoes, the onions, the chicken broth, the salt, and the pepper to a slow cooker.

Step 2 –Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 6 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Step 3 –In a saucepan, over medium-low heat, combine the butter, the flour, the heavy cream, and the sour cream and whisk until thickened, about 3 minutes.

Step 4 –Pour the cream mixture into the slow cooker and stir to combine.

Step 5 –Cook the soup on low until the flavors meld together, about 30 minutes.

Step 6 –Top with the cheese, the bacon, and the scallions.

Step 7 –Serve.